Pressroom Articles

NPP Pressroom

More Military Money, More Problems: 01/15/2021

Ashik Siddique - Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

‘Doomscrolling’: A Twitter Habit Is The New, High-Tech Way To Slide Into Despair: 12/10/2020

Ben Zimmer - Wall Street Journal

The impulse to constantly check phone screens for bad news only got its name in the last few years

Congress Is Deadlocked On Covid Relief But Came Together To Fund The Pentagon For $740 Billion: 12/03/2020

Sarah Lazare - In These Times

There is always money for war.

How Biden Can Ensure Every Federal Agency Is Fighting Climate Change: 12/03/2020

Brian Kahn & Dharna Noor - Earther

President-elect Joe Biden has an unprecedented opportunity to walk the U.S.—and perhaps the world—back from the brink on climate change. After four years of harmful deregulation, his work is cut out for him. Here is an agency-by-agency along with other facets of the executive branch breakdown of how to reimagine the ...

Why Did Democrats Lose Seats They Expected To Win?: 11/30/2020

Rose Aguilar & Malihe Razahan - KALW Public Radio

Democrats lost several state legislative races, which could impact redistricting, Medicaid expansion, climate action, and voting rights. Why did Democrats lose seats they expected to win? Where is the reckoning? 

Framing Climate Change As A “National Security Priority” Isn’T A Clever Maneuver To Get People To Care — It’S A Centrist Co-Option Strategy To Bloat The Budgets Of Ice And The Pentagon: 11/24/2020

Adam H. Johnson - Medium

Read the fine print before rushing to deem climate change a “national security” threat.

Liberals Rally To Forestall Nomination Of Fiscal Centrist Bruce Reed As Biden Budget Director: 11/21/2020

Jay Heflin - Washington Examiner

Liberal groups are rallying to forestall the possibility that President-elect Joe Biden selects Bruce Reed to head his administration’s Office of Management and Budget, as they fear his relative fiscal conservatism would mean prioritizing deficit reduction over caring for people hurt by the pandemic.

Transition 2020: Biden's Defense Landing Team Under Fire For Lack Of Progressives: 11/12/2020

Bryan Bender - Politico

President-elect Joe Biden's transition is getting pressure from liberal lawmakers, progressive think tanks and anti-war groups to bring on a more diverse and broad-minded set of Pentagon advisers who are not reliant on defense industry donations.

Climate Chaos (Part Ii)  - The Militarization Of Liberals' Climate Change Response: 10/28/2020

Adam Johnson & Nima Shirazi - Citations Needed Podcast

Everywhere we turn in liberal discourse, high-profile Democrats and center-left media are framing climate change as a “national security” risk requiring national security solutions. But here's why demilitarization and global cooperation are really key to curbing emissions in time.

How Bipartisan Anti-China Rhetoric Is Being Used To Increase U.S. Military Spending: 10/21/2020

Sarah Lazare - In These Times

Republicans and Democrats are using the “menace” of China to justify pouring billions into the Pentagon’s budget.